While Dickens looks at things in a very realistic manner, Burney seems to look at things from an almost idealistic viewpoint. However, they both do a good job of showing the positives and negatives of both the lower and the upper classes, but in Oliver Twist the lower-class characters are given a humanity that the ones in Evelina are not. Still, both novels can be looked at as examples of the differences between social classes in England during the nineteenth
INTRODUCTION Great Expectations ,written by Charles Dickens at the time of Victorian Age . Charles Dickens , one of the famous writers of Victorian era , who wrote basically about the struggle of the poor and middle class people . Himself being , he knows the struggle a person has to face when there is provided a limited oppurtunities to them . Hence this is one of his novel , about , the life of Pip , how he realizes that it is not necessary to be a gentlemen or have a high class and leads to a happy life . ABOUT NOVEL Great Expectations is a dramatic novel; we are prepared for this by the drama of the opening chapter.
A novel The French Lieutenant’s Woman is written by John Fowles. It is based on the romantic and gothic novel – a literary genre originating in the 18th century. The reader has to pore over the book very carefully, due to the irony that is an integral part of Fowle 's perception. It is visible in the comments concerning the morals of people living in Victorian England. The main characters are constructed by their beliefs about themselves and about the other people.
In “My Wood” E.M. Forster shows a close relationship with his audience, by relating the audience feeling about his earlier works of writing. He shows a queer style of writing by placing wrong punctuation, and grammar mistakes. Forster’s style of writing was to tempt a certain type of writing which is in this case the cause and effect type. In this story, Forster explains his effects of making a choice he made earlier in his life about buying a wood. Forster show insight into his writing, and also shows his understanding by using humor.
Bleak House, a novel whose main feature is the satire of England and its judicial system we are swiftly but thoroughly shown the hypocrisy of some “philanthropists.” The following essay will discuss the significance of philanthropy in Victorian times and how Dickens heavily satirizes it in Chapter 4, ‘Telescopic Philanthropy.’ Dickens was renowned for using his writing as an outlet to criticize the social, moral and economic abuses of the Victorian times. Firstly we shall establish an accurate definition of Philanthropy and consider why it was prominent feature in Victorian times. Philanthropy is defined as “The desire to promote the welfare of others, expressed especially by the generous donation of money to good causes,” by The Oxford English
The Collector by John Fowles seems to adhere more to the taste of the contemporary reading public who had become accustomed to the stark and often grim realism of British fiction. The novel is written as a reinterpretation of realism, with postmodern elements as well, as Fowles himself admits that his purpose was suggesting that a surface realism only hints at the reality that lies beneath it. The author’s choice of names 'Miranda' for the main female character and 'Caliban' as a nickname in her diary, make us think that Fowles’ purpose was to write the novel as a realist reinterpretation of Shakespeare's The Tempest, moreover if we take into consideration the four protagonists (Prospero, Caliban, Miranda, and Ferdinand). Excepting the absence of Ferdinand, similarities and links can be found between the play and The Collector. As a concludent example, there is the theme of double imprisonment, reiterated in both works: The Tempest and The Collector: on one
The capacity to create fictional worlds, some completely different from our own or some that are similar to and related to the life of the world within which we live. One of the most important reasons to have an emotional engagement in literature is in our empathy, humility, and our imagination. Which is the reason why we are so easily able to immerse ourselves in these alternate realities when we are reading a sci-fi or a drama piece. Another example would be how poetic texts are able to rhetorically engage and manipulate our feelings. More often than not, people turn to books and poetry during hard times.
This idea of ' change ' however , links in the novelists ' minds with a sense of puzzled perplexity . Dickens , has felt as if he was caught between the pull of nostalgia and the urge of the new life and this sense of division , of belonging to two ages , has given rise to novels describing social change . Dickens 's views of charity workhouses and the poor help have not varied and they cohere in 1865 with his views depicted twenty seven years earlier in Oliver Twist . In this novel he reflects the same dark vision of these places compared to which , death seems to
“The frightening experience of being dropped out of the educated middle class would partly account for Dicken’s remarkable sensitivity to siciolinguistic variation in speech” Poussa (1999:28) Dickens’s realism aims at portraying low class people and depicting the sorrowful life of the poor in a harsh Victorian society. Similar to her fellow novelists, Marian Evans known by her pen name as George Eliot uses as well, a variety of dialects in her novels mainly midland dialect where she succeeds to depict detailed portraits of rural life and folk people and to represent authentically speech of her rustic characters. Dr Leavis explains Eliot’s love to the countryside and nature for: Hating the conditions of life in London, she remembered her childhood not only for its green fields and her mother’s dairy but for the aesthetic aspects of nature as well as shaped the lives of a people whose human achievement in creating a community she deeply respected (in Eliot,
Toward the middle of the nineteenth century, there can be traced a significant development from romantic and historical themes to more realistic themes, and this movement toward realism .This play is a satire on the foolishness of glorifying war, as well as on basing affections on idealistic notions of love. These themes brought reality and a timeless lesson to the comic stage of the time. The present paper attempts to present the two contrasting ideas Love and War in the scope of realism and patriotism. Literary realism is a style in literature that presents things and people as they are in real life. It is opposed to romanticism or idealism.